Trusting in God: A Test of Faith for the New Year

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Summary

Trust in God this New Year. Our blog offers faith-strengthening insights to guide you.

Introduction

As we approach the dawn of a new year, it is a time of reflection, renewal, and anticipation. It is also an opportune moment to strengthen our faith and trust in God. Today, I want to remind you of the importance of obedience to God’s call, even when we don’t fully understand his plans.

The Essence of Faith

Hebrews 11:1-2 says, “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.” These verses beautifully encapsulate the essence of faith. Faith is not merely a belief or a feeling; it is a deep trust in God’s character and his promises.

A Test of Faith

Every time God calls us to do something, it serves as a test of our faith. Will we trust in God’s wisdom and guidance, or will we rely on our own limited understanding? Often, God’s plans may seem mysterious or challenging to comprehend. Nevertheless, it is in these moments of uncertainty that our faith is truly tested.

Trusting God’s Wisdom

Trusting in God requires us to surrender our control and acknowledge that his ways are higher than ours. We may not always understand why God asks us to do certain things, but we can be certain of his goodness and faithfulness. Just as the ancients were commended for their faith, we too can find solace in knowing that God rewards those who diligently seek him.

Learning to Trust in 2024

As we embark on a new year, let us make it our resolution to learn to trust God without question. Instead of relying solely on our own instincts, let us seek his guidance in every aspect of our lives. This means surrendering our desires, plans, and ambitions to his perfect will.

Steps to Deepen Our Trust in God

1. Prayer: Cultivate a habit of regular prayer, seeking God’s wisdom and guidance in all decisions, big or small. Through prayer, we open ourselves to his leading and align our hearts with his purposes.

2. Study his Word: Dive into the Scriptures, for they are a wellspring of wisdom and guidance. Meditate on God’s promises, and allow his truth to shape your thoughts and actions.

3. Trust in his Timing: Remember that God’s timing is perfect. Even when his plans seem delayed or different from our expectations, have faith that he is working all things together for our good.

4. Seek Community: Surround yourself with fellow believers who can offer support, encouragement, and accountability on your faith journey. Together, we can strengthen our trust in God.

Conclusion

As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new, let us embrace the tests of faith that God places before us. Trusting in God’s wisdom, even when we don’t understand, is an act of obedience that deepens our relationship with Him. In 2024, let our faith be unwavering, our trust unshakeable, and our obedience steadfast. May we be known as a community that wholeheartedly trusts in God, even when the path ahead is unclear.

Wishing you a blessed and faith-filled new year!

Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast This Week

This week on the Battle Drill Daily Devotional Podcast we focus on the New Year and the opportunity it brings to make changes in our lives. How can we ensure they are lasting changes? Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.

There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.

Click on the link – https://linktr.ee/battlefieldresources – to listen, watch or subscribe to this podcast.

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